New iOS 6.1 Adds Fandango Movie Purchasing To Siri's Capabilities

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Back in November, developers who were beta testing Apple's iOS 6.1 indicated that in the then upcoming version of Apple's operating system, Siri would let users purchase movie tickets through Fandango. Now, Apple has released the iOS update to all users. Sure enough, Fandango has announced the functionality.

Here's a bit from Fandango's announcement:

iOS 6.1 makes it convenient to purchase tickets through Fandango's award-winning mobile app. Using iOS devices, moviegoers simply ask Siri to find a specific movie, nearby theaters or desired showtimes. Siri then offers the option to "Buy Tickets" and launches the Fandango app for customers to complete their ticket purchase. For added convenience, moviegoers can add their Paperless Mobile Tickets to Passbook, which lets them scan their iPhone or iPod touch to get into the movie at select theaters.

"Fandango is committed to innovating across all platforms and helping shape the future of moviegoing," said Paul Yanover , President of Fandango. "With this new Siri feature, movie fans can quickly and easily discover the nearest theaters, find the most convenient showtimes, and buy tickets through Fandango to help make movie night perfect."

Siri movie ticket purchases

The feature can be used on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices (though we may see Siri make her way to Macs at some point).

image via 9to5Mac

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